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Sunday, July 5, 2020

Trevor Bauer hits out at Indians writer again

Trevor Bauer

Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer is battling with the local media again.

The object of Bauer’s ire this time was an article written by cleveland.com’s Paul Hoynes, in which the author speculated that Bauer may have some tension with teammate Corey Kluber. Hoynes based that speculation on a response Bauer game on MLB Network when asked about rumors that the Indians may deal a starting pitcher. Bauer responded by noting that Carlos Carrasco has “surplus value” and would make less sense as a trade candidate, but didn’t say anything about Kluber.

Bauer saw the article and issued a slightly profane response on Twitter.

“If I were to be traded, the only thing I wouldn’t miss about Cleveland is Paul Hoynse articles. The whole (bauer says something + 24 hours in the basement = click bait title + bauer s—post) formula is just so transparent, stale, and absurd,” he wrote (profanity censored).

Bauer has some unpleasant history with Hoynes over what he felt was inaccurate reporting. You can see his side of things here. You can argue that Bauer shouldn’t be opining publicly about Cleveland’s decision-making process on which starters to trade or keep, but he seemed to be doing that and didn’t say a word about Kluber. Couple that with the past history between writer and player and one can see why Bauer would defend himself.

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